Liam Kennedy's Hartlepool United ratings: 'Influential' Liam Noble shines as several star despite Eastleigh defeat

Hartlepool United suffered defeat on the road at Eastleigh - but how did Pools' players rate?

Saturday, 30th March 2019, 4:39 pm
Updated Saturday, 30th March 2019, 4:43 pm
How did Hartlepool United's players perform at Eastleigh?
How did Hartlepool United's players perform at Eastleigh?

Goals from Mark Kitching and Nicke Kabamba weren't enough for Craig Hignett's side, who fell to a 3-2 defeat against their play-off chasing hosts. But while the result wasn't the desired one, Hignett will have been pleased with the performances of several of his side. Our man Liam Kennedy has dished out his player ratings from the trip to the Silverlake Stadium - scroll down to see who shone, and struggled, for Hartlepool United at Eastleigh:

Could do nothing about the goals. One outstanding stop from Ben Williamson. Commanding on crosses... 7
Got forward at every opportunity, was a real threat down the right... 7

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One or two little shaky moments. A class player but not his best day... 5
This was not a day for the defenders. They will be unhappy with the goals conceded... 5
In one half of the field he was unbelievably good - it's a shame it wasn't his own half. Excellent going one way, suspect the other... 6
Played in a more advanced role. Influential throughout. His best Pools performance for quite some time... 8
Went close with two rasping shots in the opening 45. Sacrificed in the second period as Pools went for broke... 7
Got around the park throughout and really pulled the strings in the first half. Faded in second... 7
Excellent first half, could have scored twice. Performance levels dropped in the second period... 6
Got his first goal in seven games with his head. Another positive display. Must be top of the manager's 'to do' list to get the striker signed up permanently... 7
Can never fault his efforts. A constant nuisance for the home backline. Danger every time he got the ball... 7
(for Donaldson 76) - Very little impact coming off the bench... 5
(for Noble 88) ...N/A
(for Kitching 90) ...N/A